Harassment and discrimination on construction job sites create hostile work environments that negatively impact safety, productivity, and retention of a skilled workforce. These challenges disproportionately harm women, Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC) in the Construction industry. Positive jobsite culture, which provides a workplace free from harassment and discrimination, is good for the industry’s long term success and sustainability: it minimizes work stoppages and lost time, improves performance, supports safety protocols, enhances employee engagement, supports retention of a skilled workforce, increases health and wellness of workers and increases overall productivity.
The Preferred Worker Program helps qualified Oregon workers who have permanent restrictions from on-the-job injuries and who are not able to return to their regular employment because of those injuries. Preferred workers can offer Oregon employers a chance to save money by hiring them.
WorkSource Rogue Valley is Jackson and Josephine County’s hub of employment services supported by multiple partners. Through career coaching, Foundational Skills Workshops, targeted training, scholarship opportunities, On the Job Training, and Internship opportunities job seekers can enter and succeed in high-demand career pathways.
NCRC is a certificate that verifies three foundational skills: Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents, used by thousands of employers, employees and job applicants as a uniform measure of key workplace skills.
The Rogue Business Connections community on LinkedIn allows business and nonprofit leaders in the Rogue Valley to connect and share questions, resources and solutions to the challenges that many businesses face in our region.